We found 8 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Anthem PPO near Del Mar, CA.

Dr. Michael William Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12395 El Camino Real; Suite 317
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Lee, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, metabolism, and weight management. Dr. Lee accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Nutrition Issues, Weight Management, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. George Eugene Dailey III, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. George Dailey specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dailey completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dailey include diabetes, general care, and metabolism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dailey accepts. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Dailey's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Clinic. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, General Care

Dr. Matthew J Levine, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
3811 Valley Centre Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Levine practices endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Levine attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for residency. Dr. Levine speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
9898 Genesee Avenue; 6th Floor
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Athena Philis-Tsimikas works as an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Philis-Tsimikas speaks Greek. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, general care, and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. She attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Philis-Tsimikas is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, General Care

Dr. Christopher W Marx, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Marx specializes in adult endocrinology. He has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Marx honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marx is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Marx's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
530 Lomas Santa Fe; Suite 8
Solana Beach, CA
 

Dr. Georges Argoud specializes in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Argoud average 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Argoud accepts. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Argoud trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Argoud is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. James D McCallum, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. James McCallum sees patients in La Jolla, CA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McCallum's clinical interests encompass diabetes, general care, and metabolism. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. His residency was performed at Summa Health System. Dr. McCallum is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, General Care

Valerie Ning Beckwith, MSOM
Specializes in Acupuncture
12865 Pointe Del Mar Way; Suite 120
Del Mar, CA
 

Ms. Valerie Beckwith's area of specialization is acupuncture. Ms. Beckwith's areas of expertise include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus, or simply 'diabetes,' is a disease where levels of sugar in the blood become dangerously high. When food is eaten, the body converts it into a form of sugar called glucose that can be used by cells in the body for energy. An organ called the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin that acts like a key, ‘unlocking’ cell walls so that glucose can be absorbed and used. When something in this process goes wrong, and glucose builds up to dangerous levels, diabetes happens.

There are a couple of different types of diabetes, depending on what is causing glucose levels to rise.

Type 1 diabetes happens when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Usually diagnosed in childhood, this type used to be called juvenile diabetes. It affects about 5% of all diabetics. We don’t know what causes the pancreas to shut down, but it is thought that a virus might trigger an immune reaction, where the body attacks and destroys the pancreas by mistake. People who have relatives with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have it themselves.

Type 2 diabetes happens when the cell walls do not recognize the insulin produced very well, called insulin resistance. The pancreas can still produce insulin, but it is not effective at lowering blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes is strongly linked to being overweight. However, not everyone who is overweight will get type 2 diabetes, and not everyone who has type 2 diabetes is overweight. Other risk factors include age, race, and a family history of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens in the last half of pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes generally do not have diabetes before or after they are pregnant. The placenta produces hormones that block the action of insulin in the mother’s body. For about 18% of women, their pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to keep up with the increased demands and they become diabetic while pregnant. High blood sugar levels can be dangerous to the developing fetus, causing complications such as high birth weight, low blood sugar and jaundice, so it is important to treat gestational diabetes even if it only lasts a few weeks.

Many people currently living with diabetes do not know it yet, since mild diabetes has few or no symptoms. As blood sugar levels rise over time, symptoms begin to appear. Some include:
  • thirst
  • fatigue
  • frequent urination
  • unexplained weight loss
  • blurred vision
A simple blood test in the doctor’s office can diagnose diabetes.

Treatment depends on the type and severity of diabetes. Most people with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin injections to survive. Some people with type 2 or gestational diabetes also take insulin, or they may take oral medications or control their blood sugar with diet and exercise. It’s important for all diabetics to monitor their blood sugar daily so they can stay healthy.

If diabetes is not treated well, it can be dangerous, damaging the eyes, nerves, and kidneys, and leading to heart disease and the loss of limbs. However, if it is well managed, diabetes does not have to limit your life. Keeping diabetes under good control is the best way to enjoy a long and healthy life.
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